President Donald Trump echoed the words of his former lawyer John Dowd to criticize Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the USA leader's possible involvement with Russian collusion during the 2016 presidential election.
"I would love to speak".
"Nobody wants to speak more than me", Trump said from the White House's South Lawn.
But Trump concluded that he would only participate in a sit-down session if he believes 'that we're going to be treated fairly. Trump said if he thought he would be treated fairly, he would "override" the views of his attorneys.
"I would love to speak because we've done nothing wrong", he said. The reference by Giuliani, Trump's new lawyer, appeared to evoke Nazi soldiers.
Trump, who often considers himself his own best counselor on politics and law, has increasingly complained in recent weeks that he needed to consider all options for fighting Mueller and not simply agree to an interview, according to people familiar with his views.
McGahn, who is a witness in Mueller's ongoing investigation and therefore has not been involved in the White House response, has privately lobbied for Flood to be added to the team for months, the AP reported.
However, McCarthy, speaking before Trump's comments, said that if Mueller's team can't provide the evidence of a crime, or that only Trump can give certain evidence, "the Justice Department should not allow Mueller even to request an interview". Angry Democrats. And that's not a fair situation, ' Trump said.
President Donald Trump has hit out at Special Counsel Robert Mueller over his interest in questioning the US leader.
Several Republican House committee chairmen have recently negotiated deals with the Justice Department to turn over documents related to Russian Federation investigations into Trump and also the 2016 investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton's emails.
During a pretrial hearing in Virginia on Mueller's charges against Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III openly questioned whether the special counsel had exceeded his prosecutorial powers by bringing the case.
The next morning, Trump said on Twitter that Cohen was paid back through a monthly retainer, not campaign funds, to stop Daniels' "false and extortionist accusations". Because everybody sees it now, and it is a pure witch-hunt.
Should the President be subpoenaed to testify, this source said, the likelihood is that the Trump legal team would fight that all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary.
The former NY mayor said there's a "50/50" chance Mueller subpoenas the president for an interview, and has vowed a speedy end to his ongoing investigation. During that conversation, Comey told Trump again that he was not personally under investigation and said he had already shared that fact with congressional leaders.